Pages from the Past: April 12, 2023

A look at the past from the pages of the Pine River Journal weekly newspaper

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60 years ago, April 13, 1963

(Headline) Highway asks for 17 feet of extra right of way on 371

Mr. K.V. Pearson, district highway engineer, conducted a hearing here Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Pine River Armory in connection with the department acquiring two pieces of property: the Lake Region Hotel and the Pine River Locker, in order to facilitate a projected Highway Building Program through Pine River.

50 years ago, April 12, 1973

(Photo) Mr. & Mrs. John Bueckers, Pine River Red Owl in Pine River, Minnesota, visited Red Owl's Consumer Information Booth while attending the bi-annual Red Owl Food Franchise Show at the Radisson Hotel.


(Headline) Backus smelt fry and dinner Saturday, May 5

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25 years ago, April 9, 1998

(Headline) Linda Van Vliet named PR-B Teacher of the Year

(Headline) PR-B superintendent looks to future: School board impressed with Randal Eckart's 'superior education credentials'

(Headline) Sidewalks, trees debated in Backus: Citizen wants repairs, planting to beautify city

10 years ago, April 11, 2015

(Headline) Jamie Eastman crowned Miss Pine River

(Headline) Bruce Engen, a priest and farmer, dies


- Compiled by Travis Grimler, Staff Writer

Travis Grimler began work at the Echo Journal Jan. 2 of 2013 while the publication was still split in two as the Pine River Journal and Lake Country Echo. He is a full time reporter/photographer/videographer for the paper and operates primarily out of the northern stretch of the coverage area (Hackensack to Jenkins).
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